Author Archives: Susan Bradley

Susan Bradley

About Susan Bradley

Susan Bradley is a Small Business Server and Security MVP, a title awarded by Microsoft to independent experts who do not work for the company. She's also a partner in a California CPA firm.

Building your own XP Service Pack 4

Starting today, Windows XP users will have 860 more days of official Microsoft support — and on every one of those days, many of those users will continue to run the operating system that just won’t die. Want to extend the life of your Windows XP Service Pack 3 as long as possible? You can do so by installing Microsoft hotfixes as needed.

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Everyone gets a small holiday — from patching

Those of us in a holiday state of mind are lucky to have a light patching week. If you’re feeling especially thankful — or you need a break from watching endless football — donate a little time to ensuring PCs of friends and family are up to date.

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Can you trust the SSL protocols anymore?

Hard on the heels of the counterfeit SSL certificates scandal comes a new SSL security threat. A recent ekoparty Security Conference in Argentina broke the news that encrypted SSL/TLS traffic is vulnerable to attack. But should we rush to install the workarounds?

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